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hand all the wonders that remain become a simple fact ♪ ♪ cause you were out of my league all the things i believed you were just ♪ ♪ the right kind yeah you were more than just a dream ♪ ♪ you were out of my league got my heart beat racing if i die don't wake me cause you are more ♪ ♪ than just a dream ooh-ooh-ooh ooh-ooh-ooh cause you were ♪ ♪ out of my league all the things i believed you were just the right kind yeah ♪ ♪ you were more than just a dream you were out of my league got my heart beat racing ♪ ♪ if i die don't wake me cause you are more than just a dream ♪ ♪ ♪ more more more more more more more than just a dream ♪ ♪ more more more more more more
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more than just a dream ♪ ♪ more more more more more more more than just a dream ♪ ♪ more more more more more more more than just a dream ♪ the album is called "more than just a dream," playing us off the air with, "the walker," see the full performance at jimmykimmellive.com. i want to thank zoe saldana, bill simmons. apologies to matt damon, we ran out of time. tomorrow night, tobey maguire, kerry washington and music from will.i.am. nightline is next. good night.
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tonight on "nightline," a star's secret. angelina jolie speaks about her double mastectomy. tonight, what made her do it and why brad pitt thinks she's a hero to their family and women everywhere. scandalous. sex, lies and an assassination attempt? nothing is sacred in the hit show "scandal" we go behind the scenes. piles of cash, tonight a real life spy game unfolds in moscow, and a cia operative is captured. what will it mean for america's relations with russia.
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good evening and thanks for joining us. she's battled cia assassins and evil scientists as a movie star. but hollywood a-lister and global activist angelina jolie is waging a real life war against a disease that threatens to cut short the real lives of women. it's her newly public battle against the risks of breast cancer that has turned her into a true inspiration for women around the world. >> wherefore she goes, whatever she does, angelina jolie captured headlines and the limelight like a magnet. >> in some ways it seems you've used a sort of jiu-jitsu move of celebrity, all of this enormous spotlight on you. you seem to want to turn around on people who would otherwise get no attention.
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>> yeah. and that's the positive thing of celebrity. i can do more good with one foot on one side and one foot in the other. >> her stunning beauty and hit movies like laura croft, tomb raider. >> an oscar for "girl interrupted." >> i'm playing the villain, baby. just like you want. >> for her pairing with superstar brad pitt. together in "mr. and mrs. smith". >> who's your daddy now? soo. >> and their six children. as an das dor of goodwill in africa and cambodia and again today, with her op ed piece in "the new york times" and the stunning revelation that she had had a preventive double mastectomy. she wrote, my doctors estimated i had an 87% risk of breast cancer. once i knew this was my reality, i decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as i could. i've interviewed angelina several times. a few years ago after ovarian cancer took the life of her own
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beloved mother at only 56. >> oh, i don't want to cry. you know, she's just -- she was just a very, very loving person. she was completely full of love and kindness and it's the legacy that she left. you know, she didn't become a great actress. she didn't become somebody anybody knew. she didn't do anything other than love her children and raise them with so much care. so she's taught me a lot about the importance of that. of just being -- just everyday kindness. i think it's important thing about being a mom. >> my children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. they have asked me if the same thing could happen to me. i tell them not to worry, but the truth is i carry a faulty gene. she underwent an eight-hour
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operation where breast tissue was removed before temporary if i recalls were put in place. march 26, angelina took a humanitarian trip to the congo. in april 4, she attended the women in the world summit in new york. appearing relaxed. the next day, she took her kids shopping. amazingly, one of the world's most chronicled celebrities managed to keep her secret from the press. until today. and that revealing op ed. on a personal note, she wrote, i do not feel any less of a woman. i feel empowered that i made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininitfeminini. she tested positive for the gene called roc-1. they have a 50% risk of carrying breast cancer. in 2005, jessica queller was a successful television writer. >> my mother had had breast cancer, which she beat.
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seven years later, she was diagnosed with stage 3-c ovarian cancer and she died two years after that. i thought i should for peace of mind take the test. >> the result -- positive. jessica was at a high risk for developing breast cancer. >> to me, it's the worst thing in the world. i don't want to gamble with it. i don't want to gamble that maybe we'll catch it early enough. >> she decided to have the double mastectomy. today, eight years later, jessica is the mother to 3-year-old sophie, who she had via an anonymous sperm donor after nine attempts to become pregnant. >> my daughter is the light of my life. i don't have words do express how much i love this little creature. >> reporter: she says angelina jolie is a role model to the world. if you could walk around and say well, angelina jolie did it. if you're a po-year-old woman, that's a lot of confidence. >> jolie underwent them with their partner brad pitt b
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side. today, pitt issued this statement. having witnessed this decision firsthand, i find angie's choice, as well as many others like her absolutely heroic. all i want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. this is a happy day for our family. jolie wrote, we managed to laugh together. we knew this was the right thing to do for our family and it would bring us closer. and it has. jolie said she chose to share her story now, wanting more women to get tested and know their options. life comes with many challenges, she wrote, the ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. >> and they can use this knowledge to make choices. >> we met a doctor of clinical genetics. she talks to women about when to consider surgery and to make sure they have the insurance to
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cover it. >> everyone has the braca gene. it protects you against breast cancer and ovarian cancer. if there's a change in that gene or a mutation, the patient loses the protection against cancer and is therefore predisposed. i applaud angelina jolie. i think she's very brave. >> cancer is still a word that strikes fear in people's hearts, jolie wrote. but at least for her, the chances of developing breast cancer are now just under 5%. i can tell my children that they don't need to fear they'll lose me to breast cancer. >> i'm angie. >> she continues her work, traveling to the poorest and sometimes most dangerous places on earth, visiting the world's most vulnerable children at orphanages and refugee camps. >> you finally pick yourself up and think my god, that woman just crossed a border with five children and no food and she's not complaining about anything. she gets on.
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so we all just have to get on and do what we can. >> i understand why you do it now. why did you do it to begin? >> i think everybody needs a sense of purpose to be useful. i've been working on films, to try to work on my own career, my own life. certainly there was an emptiness in me. >> jolie has long fulfilled any emptiness with empathy. she talked about what it means to be a mother to six children, three of them adopted. >> just letting the kids know how much they make you happy, you know, is a great gift to give them. other than discipline is important and all of is this is important. what you give them in their schooling and education. but the most important thing is to let them know what a joy they are for you and what a pleasure it is to be their mother. >> reporter: taking the lead is something angelina jolie has never shied away from.
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>> shining example of womanhood. if jolie says it hasn't affected her femini anonymity, there may far less stigma for women everywhere. next up, ever wonder what goes on inside the halls of political power? secrets like you won't believe when i go on the set of abc's hit show "scandal." ♪ (annoucer) new beneful medley's, in tuscan, romana, and mediterranean style varieties. ♪ just mix it in, and take play to new places. three cans in every pack. new beneful medley's.
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there's one image consultant that knows every detail about washington, d.c.'s elite. and she'll stop at nothing to make sure all the dirt stays buri buried. it's the plot of scandal. tonight we have an all access pass behind the scenes, led by none other than a television president. >> it's a scandalous smash hit. a beltway melodrama with gasp worthy plot miss twists. from a rigged election to a assassination attempt. it's an affair between the president of the united states and his former adviser played by carrie washington. >> tony goldwin took us on a tour of the fake west wing. >> thank you, mr. president. >> there's george washington over there watching over me when i do my illicit activities.
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>> don't touch me. >> viewers are captivated by every delicious jaw-dropping turn of events. >> it's a ratings bonanza and fans can't get enough of the flanderring commander-in-chief. he has a sex tape, he murders a supreme court justice. all while carrying his clandestine affair. >> olivier pope is a problem for him because he's fallen in love with this extraordinary woman and it's not his wife. >> stuck. >> he's trying to way towards the light and the circumstances of his life and the flaws in his character lead him astray. >> goldwin first became famous playing the bad guy in "ghost" opposite a 20-something demi moore. >> a lot of times where i played the bad guy, the character is
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really bad. or you play the hero and you're the good guy. the brilliant thing about fitz is he's both. it's a dream role. >> 8 million viewers are glued to the trials and tribulations of olivier pope. every thursday night, fans dominate twitter with breathless posts. 3,000 tweets a minute. 190,000 per episode. >> we're really lucky that we've had this kind of grassroots explosion, and the show is a hit, because people love the show. and by word of mouth, spread the word. >> the high-stakes drama is yet another creation from the fertile mind of shawnda rhymes. >> she's not afraid of the gray area. she writes characters that are neither good nor bad but human, which is honest. >> together, they're breaking down barriers in hollywood. washington is the first african-american woman lead in a
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network tv show in nearly 40 years. and yet the interracial nature of the on screen love affair goes almost entirely unspoken. >> our spot ten minutes. >> you can't leave the stage. >> watch me. >> i'm not interested in liing in a world where my race is not a part of who i am. i am interested in living in a world where no matter what our race is, it doesn't affect your trajectory in life. >> how does your real life wife react to your chemistry between you and carrie? >> she durnt waoesn't want to s. >> she does, too. >> she's so not neurotic about it, my wife. she's in the business, she gets it. she's thrilled for the success of the show. >> goldwin is also an award-winning director of movies like "conviction" with hillary
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swank. he recently directed his first episode of "scandal" and we were there to tag along on a location scouting trip. >> look at the reflection on the water. >> and she's looking up at jake. >> i thought i would miss acting when i was just directing. i didn't because i felt like i got to play every part. >> showbiz is in his blood. he comes from a vennnerable hollywood dynasty. his grandfather, one of the founders of mgm. >> we're so lucky to have him. he's a fancy movie director who's going to, you know, direct an episode of "scandal." >> had you''s also a policy wonk. >> if you were the person to turned the boat around in 9/11, right? >> reporter: he found him at the star-studded correspondence dinner. maybe it's a case of life imitating art. the fictional president rubbing elbows with real-life policy makers. even though scandal paints our
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nation's leaders as deeply flawed, even washington insiders are smitten. >> i've just gotten here to washington and people seem to be crazy for it. >> he's the play of the united states. >> i am so hooked. >> thanks for the tour, mr. president. the "scandal" season finale airs this thursday, may 16 at 10:00 on abc. coming up next for us, prince charming, following in his mother's footsteps. we're on the trail as prince harry goes from raucous party boy to diplomat. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections.
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prince harry's reputation is more party prince than concerned diplomat. but all that changed this week. and as the loveable prince winds down his week-long american tour, bob woodruff was around to see harry undergo a royal transformation. >> the prince learned a bit about american baseball here in new york, playing tee ball with the kids in harlem. >> although his game looked a little bit more like cricket than baseball, he was clearly loved. in new jersey, harry was also treated as a rock star. governor chris christie shared his ligt fleece while they toured the neighborhoods badly damaged in hurricane sandy. at the boardwalk in seaside heights, the roller coaster that had washed into the sea finally
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came down. its replacement will be called the superstorm. >> i love the american spirit, everyone working together to make things right. it's fantastic. >> reporter: on the sixth day of his u.s. tour, there were emotional times and cute ones as well. when he won the stuffed is elephant for 11-year-old taylor, she told him he would name it harry. >> he's really handsome and he's really nice. he has a nice personality. >> reporter: one reason the for instance came here was because of an american he met serving in afghanistan who lost his home to sandy. and these neighborhoods, the people here were happy to see him. >> what happens is people come and go, but things still, you know, take time on a local level.
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>> the scandal that broke out of las vegas last year, maybe that changed things a lit. this was certainly a naked embarrassment, photographed by a cell phone with some woman having a lot of fun. >> harry has a certain amount of maturity and it's countered by the other. he hasn't changed. it's still harry, we just see different sides of him at different times. when the camera is on him and the press is here, he behaves himself. >> this time he was on serious ground, advocating for the causes closest to him from arlington to walter reed to the ware yor games in colorado springs. >> on this trip, he has kept it serious and clean. his image is clearly on the rise. on bob woodruff in new york. >> our thanks always to bob woodruff. and no tonight's closing arguments, russian officials reported today they arrested a man they accuse of being a

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